Trump supports immediate release of search warrant for home

Former president says calls the raid on his home “unAmerican, unwarranted and unnecessary.”

Updated: August 12, 2022 - 1:17am

Former President Donald Trump late Thursday said he supported the immediate release of the warrant the FBI used to search his Florida estate. 

“Release the documents now!” Trump wrote in a post on his Truth Social Platform.

His response came eight hours after Attorney General Merrick Garland asked a court to release the warrant because there was “substantial public interest in this matter.”

Trump also gave his most extensive reaction yet to the raid on his home, saying his team was cooperating and there was no need for an adversarial search that he decried as “unAmerican, unwarranted and unnecessary.”

“Not only will I not oppose the release of documents ... I am going a step further by ENCOURAGING the immediate release of those documents,” the former president wrote.

U.S. Magistrate Bruce Reinhart will decide whether to release the search warrant.

Sources familiar with the document say it shows the FBI was investigating the president for the removal of presidential records and possible mishandling of classified information.

While the judge could release the warrant, it is not expected he will make public the affidavit from the FBI that provided the reason and necessity for the search.